Saturday, September 01, 2012

Banned Books Week Turns 30

30 years of liberating literature 1982-2012 Banned Books Week
This year, Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates 30 years of awareness-raising activity focused on the issues of censorship.

Armacost Library is marking this occasion by hosting the 2nd Annual UofR Reads Out during Banned Books Week. More details to come.

Banned Books Week 2012 runs from September 30 until October 6.

Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out September 30-October 6 2012
We also want to alert the University of Redlands community to the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out. Both the BBW Virtual Read-Out and UofR Reads Out celebrate our collective freedom to read, view, and express.

Interested in learning what books have been challenged recently? Check out the Top 10 List of Frequently Challenged Books of the Twenty-First Century. If you're wondering about classic titles, take a look at the list of Banned and Challenged Classics. Both lists are courtesy of the American Library Association.

Armacost Library is also holding our first Intellectual Freedom Blogathon. Armacost Library Intellectual Freedom (ALIF) runs through many fall 2012 events at Armacost Library, such as Constitution Day (September 17), Banned Books Week (September 30-October 6), National Information Literacy Awareness Month (October), and International Open Access Week (October 22-28). We welcome participation from across our University community.

Banned Books Week 2012 is September 30 to October 6

Edit, 10/1/2012: 2nd Annual UofR Reads Out is slated for Wednesday, October 3rd, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Hunsaker Plaza. We hope to see you there!

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